how to search for specific values in a column

How to search for specific values in a column
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This guide is part of the Microsoft Excel 2007 series

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Make: excel

Model / Product: Excel

Version: 2007

Objective / Info: Identify the total number of times a specific value appears in the cells of an Excel 2007 spreadsheet.


1
Open excel by clicking the icon on the desktop or start menu.

2
Populated row one in column A with a title, we are using "Names". Then populate the cells in column A with different values but make sure a least one of the values is repeated.

3
Pick a cell where you want the total to display and double click it.

4
Type "=count" and a smaller menu with a few options will show. Double click "COUNTIF" from the menu.
5
Click and drag to select the cells that you want to search for values.

  Note : After the cells have been the selected, the range should populate in the cell.

6
Type a comma behind the cell range, followed by an opening quote, followed by the value you want to search for, then a closing quote and press the ENTER key.

  Note : Ordale is the value used in this example.

7
You should now see a number that represents the number of times the value appears.

  Note : This task should be complete.

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